Study hard. Attend a local university. Clinch a stable and well-paying office job. That would’ve been enough for most people. Not Joshua Leong, who gave up everything to pursue the niche craft of bespoke shoemaking. Now at the top of his game, we sit down with him and his closest confidante, Ca
Many people associate witchcraft with Satanism, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. For Nara, who was once outcasted by peers, being a witch is more than just about charms and hexes. It has given her the gift of feeling comfortable in her own skin. Because of this, she realises that some
Most of us lament having to travel to far flung places such as Jurong and Tampines for work. Then there are Singaporeans like Ali, whose daily 5 hour commute entails travelling via car, ferry, and train. If there’s anyone who understands the true value of time, it is this man.
When sex work gets driven out of Geylang, where will it go? With an impending rezoning and the rise of online platforms for dating and sex work, the demand for brothels on the ground have dropped to an all-time low. Amidst their disrupted livelihoods and loss of their second home, the sex workers
2021 has been riddled with incidents of racism, from the Ngee Ann Poly lecturer to the 55-year-old lady who was assaulted while brisk walking. This Racial Harmony Day, we ask: While conversations about racism are advancing in the public sphere, how are we approaching them with our kids? And who i
The pandemic snatched away our career opportunities, and forced us to live a life of fear and uncertainty for over a year. But with the introduction and subsequent uptake of vaccines in Singapore, the light at the end of the tunnel is finally starting to shine brightly. In this video, two sets of
When you have a fear of making mistakes, you start to question everything you do. Growing up with low self-esteem became a self-fulfilling prophecy for Leon, who constantly wondered what went wrong and how he “turned out this way”. Then cardistry happened, and everything shuffled into place.
The arrival of the B.1.617 COVID-19 variant from India has put Singapore on heightened alert against not just the virus, but racism and xenophobia. In recent weeks, we’ve seen mounting cases of appalling abuse against both local and foreign-born Indians. But are these sentiments new, or just the la
Has money become a substitute for familial love in Singapore? Do you need to give money to be considered a good daughter or son? How does this make millennials feel, and what pressures are they under? As the cost of living continues to rise, millennials seem to be divided on the value of filial